Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Please stop using the "R-Word." The R-Word meaning "retarded." Please read Jennie's blog entry at A Little Something Extra For Us. She sums it up better than I ever could. We had the privledge of meeting this family and getting to know them while down in Milwaukee with Maddy. Her son Micah had open heart surgery at the same time as Maddy. Maddy went into surgery around 10:30 and was in the recovery room by around 7:30pm. This family was there before us and was still there when we left, I can only imagine their long day! We were the last two families in the waiting room that evening and so we were able to talk, our pastor was also waiting with us so he said prayers for both Micah and Maddy.
Since then I have been following their blog and have learned so much about faith and how to handle challenges. Since Tristyn has been diagnosed with autism I know were she it comming from when she says my son is NOT a "Down Syndrome baby", he is a child first! Tristyn is not an "Autistic girl" she is a child with autism. I want to make sure Tristyn knows that she is God's child and that she deserves to be treated with respect.
It makes it very hard to let her know just how special she is when people just keep using the "R-Word" So please think before you speak!!
As a side note: please vote for the "Kids With Heart" Nascar design, sponsored by CHD Awareness. Click here to vote. You can vote once everyday!!